The municipal and regional elections on May 28 were a severe setback for the PSOE, with a significant loss of territorial power. "I assume the results firsthand," said Pedro Sánchez a few hours later. On Wednesday he gathered his deputies and senators to harangue them and lay the foundations for his strategy: polarization with PP and Vox. This Thursday, he attends the Summit of the European Political Community in Moldova, where, among others, he has held a bilateral meeting with Volodimir Zelenski. But the President of the Government continues without submitting to the questions of the press after an electoral process that has meant a great setback for the Socialists.
At the Mimi Castle in Bulboaca (Moldova), in an appointment attended by 47 top European leaders, Sánchez appeared together with the President of the Czech Republic, Petr Pavel, and the President of Moldova, Maia Sandu. A statement without questions. Later Sandu did remain in the press room to answer questions from the media. Government sources explain that this staging is a decision of the organization, to put the focus on Moldova and that, in any case, they state, a meeting of the European community is not the framework to talk about 28-M.
International look, nothing of national politics. Shelter. To questions from Spanish journalists, European leaders such as the High Representative for Foreign Policy of the EU, Josep Borrell, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, or leaders such as Olaf Scholz or Giorgia Meloni, yes. They have responded about the holding of elections in Spain and their coincidence with the current Spanish presidency of the EU. All of them have downplayed this coincidence and have expressed their conviction that the Spanish mandate will not be influenced. The Prime Minister also did not stop when he arrived at the summit to speak to the media.
Sánchez seeks to turn the page on 28-M to look at 23-J. He has already fired the starting gun. "Let's go all out," insist from the Prime Minister's team. "We are going to win the elections." Focus on the international. In addition to participating in round tables that have addressed the connectivity and mobility of Europeans, the digital connection or infrastructures such as H2med, he has spoken during the summit with the British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, and has held bilateral meetings with the Dutchman Mark Rutte and Swiss Alain Berset.
He has also met for 20 minutes with Zelenski which, according to government sources, has been at the request of the President of Ukraine. A meeting in which both leaders, as explained by the Government, have addressed the current situation in the country and Sánchez has been interested in the latest contacts that Zelenski has had with different international leaders in order to seek support for his peace plan.
The Ukrainian president, explained sources from La Moncloa displaced to Moldova, thanked Sánchez for conveying to Xi Jinping during his visit to China the need for him to hold a conversation with him and his gratitude for Spain's material support for his people, as well as such as support in the training of Ukrainian soldiers.
"The leaders of the European political community have come together to send a strong message of unity against Putin's aggressive war on Ukraine. Our freedom and our democratic principles and values that underpin the European Union and the rules-based international order are seriously threatened by Russia's war of aggression", Sánchez explained during his appearance with the leaders of the Czech Republic and Moldova.
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